Negations in the Past Progressive – Exercise 1

Task No. 4315

Put in the verbs in brackets into the gap and form negative sentences in Past Progressive.

You can use long or short (contracted) forms of the auxiliary.

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Maggie   volleyball. (not/to play)


Maggie was not playing volleyball. or
Maggie wasn't playing volleyball.

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Form of the Past Progressive

  1. She a cheeseburger. (not/to eat)
  2. They pictures. (not/to paint)
  3. The teacher the window. (not/to open)
  4. Johnny his bike. (not/to ride)
  5. We on the computer. (not/to work)
  6. Doris the news on TV. (not/to watch)
  7. I the trumpet. (not/to practise)
  8. The friends songs. (not/to sing)
  9. Steve a cigarette. (not/to smoke)
  10. Sam and Liz at a poster. (not/to look)